WELCOME TO DAY 5 DIVAS
You’re Almost there SIS!
“Time To Put Your Prep Where Your Plans Are”
Okay diva sister friend. Today is the day we put aside to prep the meals we planned! But let’s recap the process (which we repeat every week as a matter of our new healthy habits routines sis).
Review our week and identify the days we are booked, busy and bothered with meetings, events, and happy hours
We plan our meals around what we have going on in our lives, and make a grocery list.
We plan the day to grocery shop, and subsequently the day to cook.
Following these steps lands you where we are now in the process sis. We are ready to cook, BUT NOT SO FAST!! First we must decide what kind of Meal Prepper are you?? Now for me this changes week to week depending on my schedule, and should feel empowered to switch it up as needed, in the same way! Let me explain sis!
The Various ways to Meal Prep
When divas think of meal prep they think of hours in the kitchen, but if that doesn’t work for you, you have many other options…
Fresh to Def Diva Prep
You know the meals you want to eat during the week. You buy the groceries, cut your veggies and season your proteins but you don’t cook. You like all of your meals fresh! You prep twice a week because uncooked protein lasts 2-3 days tops uncooked in the fridge. You don’t like eating reheated meals so you cook daily from your prepped protein carbs and fats. This divas prep consists merely of making a meal plan, buying her groceries, then cutting up veggies and seasoning meats having them ready to cook when she’s ready! #freshtoDEF
Go with the Flow Diva Prep
AKA Buffet meal prep. You’re not sure of the exact meals you want to eat, so you cook a buffet style of egg, oatmeal, chicken, beef and fish with your fav sides and fruits. Each day you grab and go by combining one serving of protein, carb and fat combo. You basically eat what you’re feeling like eating that day! You don’t like having the same meals daily. You mix and match. This has a fridge of containers that only includes many servings of one food per container. She goes with the flow of what she feels like she wants to eat day to day #flowonDIVA
It’s an extension of the Fresh to Def Diva Prep. You know your exact meals, you prep the ingredients for your exact meals then you cook then finally you add your complete meals to your meal prep containers. You grab and go each meal along the day, as if your kitchen or your lunch bag is your own personal drive thru. You don’t have to eat the same thing all week. But don’t get it twisted, you can prep twice a week and change your meals for the second 1/2 of the week. #drivethruDIVA
One and Done Diva Prep
You don’t like planning, prepping or cooking but you know the value of meal prepping so you pick one meal and plan and prep it only each day. For example so divas prep their breakfast only for a few days but nothing else. You may new to meal prep and want to start somewhere! You may be on a budget and can only afford to plan out one meal a day. #1andDONEDiva
You can be any of the meal preppers above and have different timings too!
The timing of it all…
Some ladies like to prep once a week.
Some ladies like to prep twice a week.
Some ladies prep every day.
Which one you are depends on your preference, your personality, your patience, your job, your lifestyle, your finances.
Sooooo sis, what kind of meal prepper are you?
I’ll start! I’m a Go With The Flow Diva Prepper who likes to prep twice a week, because I change meal choices for the second half of the week, because I don’t like reheating food greater than 3-4 days old. I re-up mid week.
Meal Prepping doesn't have to take hours in the kitchen; nor, does it mean eating the same darn meal day after day. We make planning our meals work for our schedule and our eating preferences! Click To Tweet
1. Share with me in the comments below the kind of Meal Prepper you are most weeks by filling in the blanks below
I’m a ______________ Meal Prepper who likes to prep _____ a week, because_____________________.
Remember you can change and adapt based on what’s going on in your life any given week. The goal is to be flexible and not think if you don’t have time to meal prep every last meal in those pretty containers then you aren’t going to eat healthy or meal prep at all. Don’t be like that sis. Make sure you check your stinking thinking, and make meal prep happen in some way form or fashion every week. It is not an ALL OR NOTHING relationship with this healthy habit. We can live in the gray! Why? ‘Cause a sistah has health goals, and will make them happen by ANY MEANS, even if I’m short on time! You feel me diva?
2. READ PAGS 32-34 AND COMPLETE THE DIVA ASSIGNMENT ON PAGE 45. If there are any questions about how to prepare your meals check out pages 79-90 in the book. Still questions? Post them in our group and tag me when you do!
PLEASE NOTE: Divas who have signed up for our 30 day and beyond meal prep challenge will be granted access to our Fit, Fyne & Fabulous app. Divas using the app will have the ability to upload their before pics, measurements, weight and time stamped food throughout the day. Divas will also have the option to be a part of our Fit, Fyne & Fabulous Fitness Leaderboard. If you are a part of the 10 day program and would like to upgrade to 30 day, please cash app $fitfynefab $55 and include the note UPGRADE! I will use your $20 charge for your 10 day challenge as a credit towards the $75 day 30 day challenge, making the total only $55. Info on how to add your stats to the app will be sent immediately upon joining. All stats must be uploaded before we start eating our meal plan on MONDAY.
3. Now, if you are a 10-dayer, you can record your stats in your book or in a journal. STATs are HIGHLY important; as, they are a form of negative AND positive motivation!
5. By now you should have a partner, and a team name for you and your partner. If you are challenging alone, you can come up with a solo motto!! Now, it’s time to create a team collage! Grab a pic of your partner and add a pic of you, include both your names and your team name. But wait, don’t share it yet… We will reveal our team names, mottos & collage together soon!
6. Please, if you haven’t already, join our Private FB group created purely to support you this ENTIRE MONTH. (CLICK HERE) to join us on FB.
7. If you plan on participating in the social media contest, save the “before and after” image below to your computer or your phone and post it on your IG and on your personal FB page (don’t forget to tag me) with the following message “Today I learned about the different levels &ways to meal prep. Meal Prepping doesn’t have to take hours in the kitchen; nor, does it mean eating the same darn meal day after day. Listen, we make planning our meals work for our schedule and our preferences! I’m excited today is the day I a meal prep with the divas of Fit, Fyne & Fabulous! So, go ahead and ask me, what kind of Meal Prepper am I? #SOULprepSunday#10daymealprepCHALLENGE #thefitfynefablife”
P.S. IMPORTANT: Please add firstname.lastname@example.org to your address book to ensure you receive all of our challenge emails! It’s time to get started diva!
Nicole “Coach Twy” Twyman
“Who Says Fitness Can’t be Fabulous?”
Please Note Divas:
If you have any food allergies, digestion issues related to produce or medical issues* that don’t allow you to eat in this way, this isn’t the challenge for you. For example: If you are on medication that limits your intake of vegetables due to vitamin K or have a digestive disorder, this may not be the challenge for you. If you are a diabetic or have blood pressure issues, discuss the pros and cons of a plant-based diet with your doctor or a nutritionist before trying this challenge.
*Medical Disclaimer: If there is any reason why you should not change your diet and how you normally eat due to an ailment, pregnancy, blood sugar issues, chronic illness, allergies or other medical issue, Do Not participate in this challenge. If you have trouble digesting raw or cooked fruits and veggies, this is not the challenge for you. When in doubt, speak with your doctor before joining any weight loss challenge or before starting ANY eating plan/diet.
I’m Nicole Twyman, a native New Orleanian, who has lived all across the US! Although, my small family of 4 currently calls Los Angeles, CA home. I am a proud 40+ year old mom of a wonderfully energetic and theatrical daughter, and a handsome, scholarly athlete!
While I have worked in corporate America as a certified senior project / program / portfolio manager for Fortune 500 companies like Microsoft, Procter & Gamble & IBM, my passion is service. It has always been my desire to live a life of service to others; which I took every opportunity to explore as an active member of many of my church’s ministries and of my public service sorority, Delta Sigma Theta, Inc.
Well, now I am over the top excited to have the opportunity to serve divas through my very own ministry, Fit, Fyne & Fabulous.